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Poster: eh_ver Date: Mar 24, 2012 7:39pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: looking for something new

I'm a relative newcomer to OTR (about 2 years since I first started listening to the Shadow). I've been a fan of long-running classics like Boston Blackie and Let George Do It, really fell in love with near-forgottens like Ghost Corps and Moon Over Africa and have really enjoyed I Love a Mystery/Adventure but my absolute favorites have been Box 13, Rocky Fortune and Damon Runyon Theatre. I was hoping for some suggestions for a new show I can really sink my teeth into. I recently re-listened to Damon Runyon and I'm just about done with my second pass through Box 13. I was considering hitting Rocky Fortune again, but would really like to take the time to try something new I can invest in. I often listen to shows when I'm driving for work and when I go to sleep at night. I've considered Harry Lime or Bold Venture, but, while I enjoyed the first couple episodes of both, I didn't FALL IN LOVE with them right away like I did those other three. Should I try to keep going with either of those? I'm VERY open to suggestions of any kind, as obviously (for example) Moon Over Africa, Damon Runyon Theatre and Box 13 are very different from one another, yet I really liked them all. I'll take suggestions for Soap Operas or Variety Shows ONLY if you really really REALLY vouch for them. I see the value in both formats well enough, but I'm not TOO interested in them. I am at the mercy of your expertise!

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Poster: WW2Archive Date: Apr 10, 2012 3:16pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

I don't think anyone's mentioned Lights Out or Arch Oboler's Plays. I'm a big fan of his. Kind of goofy, twisted horror a lot of the time.

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Poster: AMC Hornet Date: Apr 6, 2012 7:31pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

The ones I think are best are:

Candy Matson
The Fat Man - Jack Scott Smart in the title roll
Nightbeat
Casey, Crime Photographer
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
Sam Spade
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar (just the ones that were 15 minutes a day with Bob Bailey - the early episodes are mediocre)
X Minus 1
Dimension X
Box 13 (which you mentioned you liked)
While Dragnet is good (there are almost 300 episodes) the Jack Webb to check out is his early stuff - Johnny Madero Pier 23, Pat Novak for Hire, and Jeff Regan Private Investigator. Pete Kelley Blues is a little different - either your taste or not.
Nero Wolfe
The Avengers
Rocky Jordan

If you finish all those, Harry Lime (The Third Man) and Richard Diamond are worth checking out as well.


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Poster: eh_ver Date: Apr 19, 2012 7:54pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

Do you know of any other sites I can easily download Night Beat? The episodes on the Archive don't jive with my player, which is really too bad, as I was really getting into it.

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Poster: AMC Hornet Date: Apr 20, 2012 7:02pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

http://www.myoldradio.com/old-radio-shows/night-beat

http://www.otr.net/?p=nbet

If you want to buy them all on one disc:

http://www.otrcat.com/nightbeat-p-1676.html

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Poster: eh_ver Date: Apr 23, 2012 1:54pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

thanks! I downloaded one off of otr's Radio Detective Hour blog and will get to it soon. i am eager to get into this one.

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Poster: eh_ver Date: Apr 9, 2012 4:03pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

I've never tried Fat Man, Nightbeat or the Avengers. Is that the BBC Avengers or something else altogether? I always liked the premise of Casey. I like Jack Webb (who doesnt?) and have listened to Pat Novak and Jeff Regan (that's the "Lion's Eye", right?). I'll have to try those others. Since the original posting, I've given Harry Lime another shot and it really grew on me. Thanks!

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Poster: DayByDayRadio Date: Apr 9, 2012 6:13pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

I have a 'complete' collection of The Shadow, and many other older OTR programs. I aslo have Seeing Ear Theater by SyFy cahnnel, and Nightfall, and excellent series from the '80s/'90s, and much more. If you e-mail me, I will send you a link to my SkyDrive files so you can download at will.

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Poster: JDWI Date: Jul 9, 2012 8:38pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

I would be interested in the Shadow collection. There used to be a good collection here, but it appears to be removed.


Thank you.

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Poster: Firebrand38 Date: Jul 9, 2012 10:05pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

Like these?
http://archive.org/details/RkoOrsonWelles-TheShadow-RadioRecodings

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Poster: DayByDayRadio Date: Jul 13, 2012 12:06pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

The Link below SHOULD give access to the Shadow collection on my SkyDrive. If it does not please e-mail me at DavidJAlsberge@Hotmail.com.
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=FC5C5DE3C4D229C7!1767

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Poster: DayByDayRadio Date: Apr 9, 2012 6:16pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

DavidJAlsberge@Hotmail.com

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Poster: DayByDayRadio Date: Apr 9, 2012 6:16pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

*channel

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Poster: AMC Hornet Date: Apr 9, 2012 8:26pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

The Fat Man is here:

http://archive.org/details/otr_fatman

There was also a South African version - not as good as the American show, although still pretty decent. But nothing can top the way J. Scott Smart said "murder" at the start of the American version. Just a terrific show - one of the ones with lots and lots of lost episodes. . . . **sniff**

Nightbeat is set in Chicago - good atmosphere and city detail. The main character, Randy Stone played by Frank Lovejoy, is likeable, there are good "twist endings" to some of the story. Very solid writing in general on this one:

http://archive.org/details/NightBeat

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Poster: eh_ver Date: Apr 14, 2012 4:32pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

Nightbeat sounds especially interesting and I've never heard of that one.

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Poster: AMC Hornet Date: Apr 9, 2012 8:14pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

The Avengers I am talking about is brought to you by Cold Water Omo (a detergent).

It is a South African radio show from the early 70s, based on the 1960s TV show. The radio version features Emma Peal and John Steed.

I bought my copies of the show, but they are available on the net:

http://declassified.theavengers.tv/radio_archive.htm

There is a fan site, here:

http://aor.theavengers.tv/index.htm


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Poster: Moongleam Date: Apr 18, 2012 5:32pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

Comedy:

Vic and Sade (You have to get to know the characters.) [Did you know that Grovelman, S.C. is the geographical center of the U.S.A.?]
Life of Riley
Ozzie and Harriet
Father Knows Best
Big Jon and Sparkie (The taxi driver is modeled after Uncle Fletcher in Vic and Sade.)


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Poster: eh_ver Date: Apr 19, 2012 7:51pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

Wow. Nice curve ball. I've heard of Ozzie and Harriet and Fsther Knows Best, but the others are new to me. Thanks! What genre are these?

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Poster: BetterEyes Date: Apr 28, 2012 2:35pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

You might check out Richard Diamond, Private Detective. That's truly entertaining with outstanding writing and acting. I found myself totally absorbed in it, and bursting out laughing at times. It's definitely worth listening to, and I believe they have the complete set here at archive.org. Also Nightfall and Vanishing Point are both excellent for somewhat newer shows (1970's era). But my favorite is The Shadow.

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Poster: eh_ver Date: Apr 28, 2012 4:46pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

Definitely have liked Richard Diamond. I like that one a lot. I like when the detectives are more altruistic. I've never heard of Nightfall or Vanishing Point. I haven't really checked out too many shows from past the early 50s. I'll check those both out. Thanks!

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Poster: BetterEyes Date: Apr 28, 2012 6:16pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

I believe Vanishing Point and Nightfall were both made in Canada, and they sound a lot more "modern" than the old time radio shows were. They're very creepy and very good. There was also a series called Imagination Theater, with new modern shows that were quite good. I think they've shut down now, unfortunately.

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Poster: RogerK Date: Mar 25, 2012 7:23am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

I like The Adventures o Sam Spade and Richard Diamond, Private Detective

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Poster: eh_ver Date: Mar 25, 2012 3:05pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

Is Richard Diamond the one where he has the DA friend who follows him around giving him legal advise? When I first 'discovered' OTR I tried a TON of different shows and now I sometimes forget which is which. I do remember liking Sam Spade. Nice suggestions!

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Poster: eh_ver Date: Mar 25, 2012 3:41pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

I liked that one. Thanks! I usually like shows with recurring characters, but this one was good. It reminded me of "The Chase", another anthology show where the theme was very simply that each episode had a chase in it. It was actually a bit deeper than I thought it would be. I'll probably check out some others.

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Poster: WW2Archive Date: Mar 25, 2012 6:16pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

I like this 1955 Australian series

http://archive.org/details/WhiteCoolies

it's based on the POW diaries of Betty Jeffries, who was an Australian Army nurse/POW in WWII.

(I'd leave a review of it but I get an error when I try to do so.)

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Poster: WW2Archive Date: Mar 25, 2012 6:18pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

*Betty Jeffrey

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Poster: eh_ver Date: Mar 25, 2012 7:32pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

huh. bot moon over africa and ghost corp were australian (supposedly, I have NEVER found much info on them), so that gets me interested right there, which I admit is silly. I'll check that out for sure. thanks!

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Poster: C .S.Cameron Date: Mar 25, 2012 2:47pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

Rocky Jordan rocks, it's sorta Casablanka like, and there are lots of shows.
Voyage of the Scarlet Queen is good adventure.

I also recommend:

Adventures by Morse
Black Jack Justice, (not genuine OTR)
Candy Matson
Charlie Chan
Dangerous Assignment
Ellery Queen
Jeff Regan
Johnny Dollar
Man Called X
Michael Shane
Mr Moto, (not as good as the movies)
Nero Wolfe
Pete Kellys Blues
Philip Marlowe
Philo Vance
Rogues Gallery, (or anything with Dick Powell)
Sherlock Holmes, (with Rathbone and Bruce)
That Hammer Guy
and Tales from the Morgue, (another modern OTR)

I like the occasional comedy:

Amos and Andy
Father Knows Best
Maisie
and Our Miss Brooks



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Poster: eh_ver Date: Mar 26, 2012 2:12pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

I've tried out most of those and really liked almost all of them. I'm not a big fan of 'modern OTR', yet I can see the appeal of making it, as I find myself wishing I had the time and money to try it out. Adventures by Morse was especially good, of course!

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Poster: C .S.Cameron Date: Mar 29, 2012 9:21pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

http://www.radioarchive.cc/
is a good source for BBC and CBC radio series,
Lots of Christie, Marsh, Francis, etc.
Series I like include:
James Bond
Men from the Ministry
Old Harry's Game
Faulty Towers
Cult Holmes
Elliot Graves
Father Brown
The Avengers.
A lot of the stuff on the site is not OTR though.

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Poster: eh_ver Date: Mar 30, 2012 6:59am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

there was a james bond radio series??? wow, i've never heard of it. i'm guessing a lot of that stuff is from the bbc. i'll definitely be checking that out. THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES, EVERYONE! THIS HAS BEEN GREAT!

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Poster: Mike Grasse Date: Mar 25, 2012 4:17am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

Bold Venture is one of the best on OTR. I have just started listening to I was a Communist for the FBI and has been very listenable.

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Poster: Mike Grasse Date: Mar 25, 2012 11:14am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

Dragnet is close to the top of the list.,

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Poster: couchpotato Date: Mar 26, 2012 3:56am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

The Whistler
Suspense
Inner Sanctum
Weird Circle
All are great..........

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Poster: eh_ver Date: Mar 29, 2012 8:33pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: looking for something new

alright, Bold Venture is getting another shot. I was going to get back to it eventually, but every time I just THINK about it, I convince myself that it would HAVE to be awesome in the long run. I certainly liked the interplay between them. Maybe the first episode just caught me at the wrong time.